Lecturer (Teaching) in Psychology (Part-Time; job share could be considered)

We are delighted to announce a part-time lecturer post on our BPS Accredited MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology with Counselling course. We are looking for a candidate with the ability to teach topics related to forensic or forensic clinical psychology at postgraduate and undergraduate level. Candidates will be provided with the opportunity to gain membership of the HEA if they do not already possess a teaching qualification. As well as teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will provide support for placements in forensic psychology, supervise a range of exciting dissertation research and act as personal tutor to our students. This is a great opportunity to be part of the development of a new course designed to support Stage 1 training in forensic psychology.

HCPC registration and/or membership of the British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology would be an advantage. We also welcome applications from academic psychologists who have experience of working with offenders and/or victims.

The Department of Psychology at the University of Bath is completing a significant expansion. Research in the department occurs across more than six sub-disciplines in psychology, including clinical, cognitive, developmental, environmental, forensic, health, and social psychology.  This post will support our research and teaching related to forensic psychology, including topics related to developmental, cognitive, neurological, and social issues (e.g., abuse, stigma, trauma). We employ diverse methods in a new purpose-built £30 million building, containing 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art labs for interview, social group observation, EEG/ERP, virtual reality, psychobiology, eye-tracking, pain, cross-modal, and computerised testing. 

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, staff were returned in different units of assessment, the largest of which (Allied Health Professions) obtained the highest REF2014 rating across the University. The University was ranked 12th overall in the UK in REF2014. The Department has ranked in the top 5 in recent league tables, such as the Complete University Guide (in association with The Independent) and The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Both the Department of Psychology and the University of Bath have a Bronze award from the Athena SWAN Charter Scheme. The Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment.

We recognise the commitment, achievements and talents of our workforce through our offering of initiatives and benefits, including (but not limited to): 

  • Generous employer pension contributions
  • 39 days holiday (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays)
  • A flexible working environment
  • A commitment to personal and professional development
  • Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work)
  • Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre
  • Employee discount scheme

Informal enquiries can be made to the Director of the MSc Applied Forensic Psychology with Counselling, Professor Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis ([email protected]) or to the Head of Department, Professor Greg Maio ([email protected]).

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